| May 9, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln.
Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:02 PM
When Thomas Keller tells you to eat raw tuna membrane, you do it. Small matter that the sticky, silver stuff between the fleshy parts of the fish looks like saliva dripping from a knife.
After all, Keller is the famed chef behind The French Laundry, a...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:35 AM
If you'd told pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith 20 years ago that she'd one day cook on the "Today" show, she'd have said "Absolutely not!"
It's not like Goldsmith wouldn't have loved showing off her pastries to an audience of millions. But pastry chefs...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Last night's presidential debate was a controversial one, as most modern political events tend to be these days. One of the biggest talkers coming out of the first debate was GOP contender Mitt Romney straight up admitting that he's going to cut PBS...
| Oct 9, 2012
Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
America’s passion for fine food took a huge leap forward in the 20th century through the work of two special cooks, Julia Child and James Beard.
Child has gotten her due of late with the 2009 film, “Julie & Julia,” and a recent WHRO-...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:57 PM
It was the only type of cuisine that our mother, former Gossiping Gourmet columnist Elle Harrow, could not cook. We were about 7 and 14 years old, respectively, and every morning, she would ask us what we'd want for dinner that evening. "Corn...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 4:15 AM
The Pissaladiere Nicoise, an onion tart studded with black olives and anchovies, is being passed around to the dinner guests while the Navets a la Champenoise, a turnip casserole, and braised stuffed breast of veal finish in the oven.
A French Frisee...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Ina Garten looks out from center stage at a live presentation, she sees an audience of hundreds of eager faces, hungry to share an in-person experience with the food star known as "The Barefoot Contessa."
Garten, who comes to Hartford's Bushnell...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:41 PM
1. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25). Nick is the No. 1 suspect in his beautiful wife's disappearance, but could this golden boy really have killed his beloved? Last week: 1
2. "The Inn at Rose Harbor" by Debbie Macomber...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Wine, Women & Mark
Most of our current members have been with the club since the beginning, a little more than seven years ago. We have one faithful male member, hence the title of our book club. We are in Darien.
We meet once a month at a member's...